Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to stimulate and enhance the productivity of the economy in both the short and long term. It is an investment that has a multiplier effect throughout the economy, generating lasting economic, social and environmental benefits.

  • The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney by investing in major infrastructure upgrades

  • The Australian Government has announced a new, national approach to planning, funding and implementing the nation’s future infrastructure needs.

  • The Planning Analysis Branch supports the Australian Government investing effectively and efficiently in infrastructure and protecting nationally significant transport corridors and assets.

  • Australian governments have developed national guidelines for the delivery of infrastructure projects to promote cross-government consistency and the use of best practice approaches.

  • The National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS) is an initiative of the Australian Government that brings together information on major infrastructure projects from all jurisdictions and across the three tiers of government on one unique website.

  • The Australian Government is seeking further growth in private investment in public sector infrastructure projects to meet increased demand for infrastructure over the next decade.

  • The National Awards for Local Government recognise, reward and promote the innovative work of local governments across Australia.

  • The Australian Smart Infrastructure Project Award recognises excellence in the design, delivery and use of smart infrastructure. The 2013 Award was sponsored by the Department and was awarded to IBM’s Townsville Smart Water Pilot on 27 March 2013.

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